Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

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In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

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MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Micro-Learning Myth or Must

Tony Karrer

This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

3 Strategies for Sure-Fire Micro-Learning Success - Tip #127

Vignettes Learning

For trainers and designers, this means a shift in how we should view learning and content. From “all content is important,” I propose we should focus on learning that helps learners perform their jobs. Focus on Micro-Actions Micro-actions are very specific actions that learners do which result in improving their performance. Micro-actions work because they address two very important issues. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Why Does Micro-Learning Mean Better Learning? - Tip #129

Vignettes Learning

Micro-learning! While micro-learning may not be a “one size fits all” solution, studies show (e.g. Learning Can Take Place in Inter-Spaces and “Just In-Time” Kim Ruyle, president of Inventive Talent Consulting in Coral Gables, Florida, recalls a time when thick technical manuals loaded in motorized carts were sent to factories. Thanks to ubiquitous mobile devices, learning can take place anytime, anywhere and at any pace.

Are Instructional Designers Incapable of Micro-Learning Design? - Tip #124

Vignettes Learning

Why is it difficult for instructional designers to think and do micro-learning? I define micro-learning closely to that of Theo Hug's description : Micro-Learning is: Low effort Fast Easy Immediately applicable At the heart of this definition is the focus on what workers and learners actually do in very short, rapid and almost instantaneous basis while trying to fix, change and improve something. The above situation involves a Micro-Action.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

We can say with confidence that the goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. Specifically, in the past, our momentum in learning and training is “teaching something.” Teaching was based on rigid curriculums , testing , design , multimedia , presentations , retention , tracking , traditional learning styles and many more.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

Breaking 10 Training Rules Using Micro-Learning - Tip #105

Vignettes Learning

M icro-Learning will only work if we break adherence to the 10 Training Rules. If we slot in or force Micro-Learning within the confines of these training rules, it will fail. Micro-Learning advocates that immediate application of small ideas at work or in practice is good learning. Testing slows down micro-actions and is anti-micro-learning. See more about Instant Learning.) It is incremental learning.

5 Success Strategies in Micro-Learning Implementation - Tip #115

Vignettes Learning

The five mother sauces are analogous to the five core success strategies in the elements of Micro-Learning. They make learning enjoyable so that it stays in our memories as flavorful and artistic experiences. Simply put, implementing Micro-Learning is like finding the right sauce to spice up a dish. I explained this in " How Micro-Learning Boosts 'At the Moment Performance' ". In short, insert Micro-Learning in the workflow.

Why is Micro-Learning Futile? How to Fix It - Tip #126

Vignettes Learning

Each time I try to shrink or compress content to turn it into micro-learning, I face the ultimate boundary that micro-learning has to do with the learner and worker's ability to use the content to some useful end. I arrived at this by breaking down the parts of the micro-learning and learn how each part works. Where is the fix in our micro-learning approaches? This helps me correct my misunderstanding of micro-learning.

Hands-On #4: Download your Micro-Learning Flashcards Demo Source Files

Vignettes Learning

In the context of Micro-Learning, instant learning happens. I love this a lot in route learning - 10 x 5 (card one), then the back of the card shows the correct answer 50. Flashcards work well in Micro-Learning in the memorization of basic key ideas. The biggest benefit of Micro-Learning Flashcards is in the fundamental format of making a small bite of idea or concept repeatedly memorized.

Hands-On #3: Download Your Copy of the Micro-Learning Chatbot (Emulation)

Vignettes Learning

The worlds of Learning Machines and Deep Learning are now vocabularies borrowed from the cognitive sciences and now applied in technology. IBM touts its Watson to be a learning machine capable of deep learning and more capabilities. Iphone has SIRI as an advance learning machine. From a learning view, we all wonder how this really works. Why are chatbots micro-learning tools? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

Hands-On #5: Are You Ready for Micro-Learning Jobs? Check Out Your Skills

Vignettes Learning

The push for Micro-Learning has established a firm footing among companies, consultants, suppliers and vendors. In the process they have began recognizing that Micro-Learning jobs are actually needed now and the talent supply is scarce. Download the PDF on "Micro-Learning Emerging Job Functions" The "Micro-Learning Emerging Job Functions" article covers the following below. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

CHRP-INDIA

Mobile learning for corporate training refers to the anytime, everywhere training that is available on mobile devices. It’s right here that effective training and in-depth learning turns out to be crucial. Corporate training and e-learning has reached great heights today. Organizations not only strive to create mobile-friendly learning materials but also believe in the inclusion of mobile workforce within teams. Strategies worth following.

LEARNNOVATORS PARTNERS CII TO CONDUCT WORKSHOP ON “E-LEARNING STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION”

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions, conducted a workshop on “E-Learning Strategy and Implementation” in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region. The workshop, conducted on 29th January 2016, sought to inculcate the right way of thinking and approaching a learning project, starting from setting goals, right up to evaluating the results of the learning program. Chennai (India).

Why Stories Drive Social Learning - Tip #111

Vignettes Learning

People from all over the world learned about each other. Boyle proved that stories can drive social learning. The challenge then becomes: How do we leverage social sharing behavior and formal learning content and instructions? Because we are social beings, we are always in a relationship. Social learning, unlike formal instruction which is highly factual, is contextual and emotional, thus elaborates on a the wider scope of the story.

6 Amazing Examples of Using Micro Learning Videos in Corporate Training

EI Design

Learning strategies have been developed for the past few years to adapt to the changing learner dynamics. Microlearning Videos are short and focused and can be used as a standalone nugget that offers a specific learning takeaway; it can also be utilized as part of a longer learning path. When paralleled with other media, videos are known to create more engaging and sticky learning experiences for learners.

eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy

QuoDeck

In this article, I share the eLearning Trends in 2019 you can use to enhance, measure, and maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies. eLearning Trends In 2019 You Can Use To Enhance Your Learning Strategy. Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job. Section 2: I list trends featuring learning strategies with a proven track record of delivering a better engagement quotient and higher training impact.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process?

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

7 Reasons Stories Work for the Modern Learner - Tip #210

Vignettes Learning

Storytelling has been a very effective learning tool since time immemorial. But even with the changing learning landscape, big shifts in work environments and tech disruption, why do stories in eLearning designs still work? Modern learners’ behavior, attitude and motivation towards learning have evolved over the years. In a typical work week, workers only spend less than 25 minutes on learning. Instant learning through hyper-stories addresses that need.

21 BRILLIANT RESOURCES FOR UP-SKILLING LEARNING DESIGNERS (FOR THE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING AGE)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are some of the useful resources available on this subject that could benefit learning professionals?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. How do we know everyone has learned?

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Social Learning Ought to be Story-Sharing: "Friends You Haven't Met Yet"

Vignettes Learning

"People are social beings, and our brains are wired to connect with each other," Matthew D. Lieberman writes in his book, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. However, when it comes to traditional practices related to training and learning programs, we tend to slam on the brakes regarding social interaction. Why is there a sense that difficulties will arise using social interaction as part of our training and learning programs?

5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

Don’t drag with facts I have learned, from my experience in doing webinars, that you immediately lose your audience’s attention the moment you start your presentation with facts. Nothing is enticing nor motivating about going through a litany of learning objectives, or stating compliance policies, or showing a bunch of technical data. Not everyone is born with great presentation skills but it can definitely be learned. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Story-Based Design Models That Bridge the Gap Between Learners and Content - Tip #207

Vignettes Learning

In one of my previous blogs , I shared with you my insights on how technology has changed the way stories are told and how we can actually use it to create stories that will help learners learn better. They relate, they empathize, they share their own experiences, they learn. Model #6 Situational Thinking How does the Situational Thinking model allow learners to apply ideas and learn better? Learning is accelerated through experience sharing.

STOP, THINK, FOCUS: 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons - Tip #208

Vignettes Learning

It was a couple of years ago when I was in Santa Monica when I learned of the BIRD scooters. This illustration relates back to our training and learning industry. This way, learning is faster, more focused on their needs, personalized. If learners want to drill down and learn more, there is a Reference section that leads them to a more detailed lesson page. From this lesson page, they can again have access to more in-depth information to learn more.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

SME-Dependent Content Is Broken - Tip #195

Vignettes Learning

At which point do learners rely less on formal learning structure and start with self-driven learning while at work? There are multiple reasons why learners shift their dependence from formal training to self-driven learning. But, whatever the reason, today’s learning landscape has necessitated that learners take the lead in their learning and development and for L&D designers to take on more than a facilitator role.

Ray’s Top Blogs on Microlearning - Tip #163

Vignettes Learning

The goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Micro-Instant Learning - Tip #123 Instant learning suggests a sense of immediacy and urgency. Learning by SNIFFING: Are Learners Really Distracted or Are They Learning Differently? - Tip #135 Formal learning design and delivery has its own place. This is not about selecting, implementing and learning the right tools.

Facing the Unexpected: 3 Powerful Habits to Help Workers Train Themselves - Tip #196

Vignettes Learning

In our complex world, there are new habits to be learned. The net effect of going through the process is better thinking for reliable results and learning from others. These habits based on Berger and Johnston’s book Simple Habits for Complex Times is timely as we continue to explore how we can reliably depend on our workers to learn by training themselves. Mastering the Learning Pyramid. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Steps in Creating Content That Helps Learners Achieve Their Goals - Tip #206

Vignettes Learning

How do participants learn in a situation? THE CASE OF ECONOMICS I like this video simply because it is a “shining” example of how you can bore your learners to death, disconnect with them and be equally assured that they have not learned anything or retained any of the content you shared. In this instance, did any learning happen? This is what I would call the “learning engagement strategy.” We all learn differently. Here’s an initial question to you.